The Game of Thrones spin-off that was announced years ago is probably dead for good – but every fan will understand why

The Game of Thrones spin off that was announced years ago

After the great fantasy hype of Game of Thrones, numerous spin-offs were put into development, of which only the dragon-heavy prequel House of the Dragon has seen the light of day. The price was also very high Spin-off about the sulking know-nothing Jon Snow. On the one hand, because his story in the parent series ended somewhat unsatisfactorily, and on the other hand, because actor Kit Harington would have wanted it.

However, there are an infinite number of steps from the series idea to publication and by far not every planned project comes to fruition in the end.

Why the fantasy spin-off about Jon Snow won’t be produced after all

Harington recently spoke to Screen Rant about the Jon Snow spin-off being developed and why, like the Azor Ahai prophecy, it ends in nowhere:

I never talked about it because it was in development. I didn’t want it to be leaked that it was being developed, and I didn’t want people to start theorizing about it, getting excited about it, or hating the idea of ​​it when it might not even get made. During development you look at every angle to see whether it’s worth it. And right now it doesn’t. It’s off the table at the moment because we couldn’t find the right story, which we all found exciting enough. That’s why we decided to put it aside for now. Perhaps there will come a time in the future when we will return to this, but not for now. It’s clearly on hold.

So it remains the case that after the murder of his queen and partner, Jon migrates north with the wildlings to spend his days beyond the former ice wall. You do you, Jon.

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Which fantasy series from the world of Westeros await us?

In addition to House of the Dragon, the second season of which will premiere on HBO and Sky Germany on June 16, 2024, only A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight has been officially ordered so far. This is the adaptation of George RR Martin’s Hedge Knight novella, which is one much more intimate story than the grand palace intrigues of the main series.

Series with the working titles Sea Snake, Flea Bottom and 10,000 Ships were also planned, which would revolve around the adventures of Corlys Velaryon, the home of Ser Davos and the travels of the warrior princess Nymeria. An animated series called The Golden Empire, about the Chinese-inspired country of Yi Ti, has been in development for Max since 2021.